8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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Frejus
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Marseille
— 2 nights
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Nimes
— 1 night
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 1 night
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Valence
— 1 night
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Avignon
— 1 night
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Apt
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Frejus

— 1 day
Fréjus is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It neighbours Saint-Raphaël, effectively forming one town. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): walk around Parc Zoologique de Frejus, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then stroll through Base Nature Francois Leotard.

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Golfe-Juan Vallauris to Frejus is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In October in Frejus, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Frejus

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Marseille

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 2nd (Sat), make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take a stroll through The Panier, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

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You can drive from Frejus to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Marseille sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Nimes.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Nimes

— 1 night

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Tour Magne, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, then contemplate the long history of Temple de Diane, and finally explore the ancient world of La Maison Carree.

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You can drive from Marseille to Nimes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites · Parks
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

— 1 night
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. On the 4th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, identify plant and animal life at Gorges de l'Ardeche, then take in the dramatic natural features at Le Pont d'Arc, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Alain Dumarcher. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac.

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Getting from Nimes to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Valence.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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Valence

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): indulge your senses at Cave Pradelle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Valence vacation planner.

Getting from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Valence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Valence, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Valence

Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

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Avignon

— 1 night

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
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Drive from Valence to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Apt.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Tours
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Apt

— 1 night
Apt is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It lies on the left bank of the Calavon, 41mi east of Avignon. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): do a tasting at Chateau de Mille.

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Drive from Avignon to Apt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Apt

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wineries

Side Trip

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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Ardeche travel guide

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Caves · Canyons · Kayaking & Canoeing